Leighton Art Centre, Millarville

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The Leighton Art Centre is an Art Gallery, Museum, and Arts Education Centre located on 80 acres just outside of Calgary, near Millarville in the Alberta MD of Foothills. Situated in A.C. Leighton and Barbara Leighton’s original home, the LAC is a vibrant display of Alberta’s artists, both past and present. The Leighton Art Centre was established by Barbara Leighton in 1970 and was incorporated as a society in 1974.

Today the LAC is open to the public and offers a wide range of programming including Art & Nature programs for schools, Art to GO! programs, Professional Development Days for Teachers and Support Staff, Summer Camps, Adult Workshops, Professional Artist Workshops, Contemporary Art Exhibitions, rotating Museum Displays, Art Sales, and Special Events.

Summer Hours

Tuesday - Sunday (June 1 - Oct. 31)

10am - 4pm

Closed Monday

Winter Hours

Tuesday - Saturday (Nov. 1 - May 31)

10am - 4pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

For more information please see our website at www.leightoncentre.org or call 931-3633.
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  • My wife and I decided to visit the Leighton Art Centre on a Saturday as we took a drive in the country. The Gallery and Museum features a brief overview of the history of A.E. and Barbara Leighton...  more »
  • We stopped in with a guest on our way to Bragg Creek in the summer. Leighton Art Centre is in the middle of no where but a great venue to appreciate art and the view of the Rockies in the distance...  more »
  • I took my class for a program in December and it was amazing and definitely worth it! We did the clay owls project. The students got a tour of the museum, a nature walk, a sketchbook plush a drawing lesson, and an art project. The views are stunning and the program and instructors are great! I would recommend teachers do their programs with their classes.
  • Love this place, it is so peaceful just minutes. I am of course biased as I do have art there also. It provides an awesome venue for artist of all levels. The staff are so positive and friendly. The Christmas in the country sale right now is a great show and a great afternoon for the family.
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